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IEA EBC Annex 72: Assessing life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings

The construction sector has great potential to reduce its energy consumption and the associated environmental impacts. Therefore. the IEA EBC Annex 72 focuses on the harmonization of methods for the assessment of construction-specific and operational environmental impacts (primary energy requirements, greenhouse gas emissions and otherindicators) throughout the life cycle of buildings.

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IEA EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Resilient Public Communities

Clusters of public buildings like hospitals or university campuses often include critical infrastructure which relies on sufficient energy supply. The Annex aims at developing tools for the planning process of resilient, efficient and low carbon energy systems for such building clusters.

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IEA EBC Annex 75: Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables

For the transformation of existing buildings to nearly zero energy buildings with low greenhouse gas emissions it is important to know which strategy is most cost efficient to reduce primary energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions of the buildings. Especially the right balance between renewable energy measures und energy efficiency measures is of high importance. To give an answer to this topic is goal of this project.

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IEA EBC Annex 79: Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation

The IEA EBC Annex 79 aims to provide new insights into comfort-related occupant behaviour in buildings and its impact on building energy performance as well as occupant-centric building design and operation.

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IEA EBC Annex 80: Resilient Cooling for Residential and Small Non-Residential Buildings

The rapidly increasing cooling demand for buildings - internationally as well as in Austria - requires further development and application of low energy and low carbon cooling solutions on a large scale. The Annex 80 is meeting this challenge boosting the development and implementation of appropriate cooling solutions by transferring knowledge and coordinating international research endeavours.

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IEA EBC Annex 81: Data-Driven Smart Buildings

The latest developments in digitization have the potential to significantly reduce the costs of building operations. The annex is intended to improve access to low-cost, high-quality data from buildings and to support the development of data-driven energy efficiency applications and analyses. This enables the optimization of building controls in real time and offers energy efficiency data and decision support for building managers.

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IEA EBC Annex 82: Energy flexible buildings towards resilient low carbon energy systems

The aim of the Annex is to gain knowledge about the energy flexibility services that buildings and clusters of buildings may deliver to different types of energy networks. The project increases the knowledge about the barriers and motivation for the stakeholders. Their constructive involvement is a key for making building energy flexibility a value for the resilience of future energy networks.

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IEA EBC Working Group on Cities and Communities (WGCC)

The WGCC enables information and experience exchange, the identification of bottlenecks that lead to specific research questions and a direct communication with cities on their needs, to enable them to transform their energy systems. The working group is a joint initiative across several TCPs with in-depth participation of technical and non-technical (external) experts.

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IEA ECBCS Annex 49: Low Exergy Systems for High-Performance Buildings and Communities

The objective of Annex 49 is the development of approaches for reducing the exergy demand of buildings, so as to reduce the CO2 emissions of the building stock and support structures for sustainable and reliable energy systems in the building sector. To achieve the objectives of Annex 49, the following activities have been carried out:Application of exergy analysis and providing tools, guidelines, best-practice examples and background information for planners and decision makers in the fields of construction, energy and politics Support of cost-efficient low-energy/exergy measures for renovation and new building taking into account both the residential and the service sector Promotion of exergy-related performance analysis of buildings, particularly from the perspectives of communities / regions

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IEA ECBCS Annex 50: Prefab Systems for Low Energy/High Comfort Building Renewal

Development of integrated concepts for multi-storey buildings, which enable renovations of buildings with high energy efficiency at good user acceptance during the realisation phase as well as afterwards (comfort, affordability). Relevant components: integrated solutions of roof and façade with high rate of pre-fabrication, the possibility of integrating the energy façade/roofs and energy distribution and supply.

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IEA ECES Annex 35: Flexible Sector Coupling through Energy Storage Implementation

The aim of the IEA ECES Annex 35 is to investigate and evaluate the potential of different storage technologies and configurations for the application to the sector coupling of electricity, heat and mobility sector and to draft recommendations for politics, research and industry based on the results.

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IEA ECES Annex 39: Large Thermal Energy Storages for District Heating

Large-scale heat storage systems will play a central role in increasing the necessary flexibility of district heating networks and enable the further expansion of renewable energies. The main objective of the Annex is to determine the aspects that are important in planning, decision-making and implementing large thermal energy storages for integration into district heating systems and for industrial processes, given the boundary conditions for different locations and different system configurations.

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IEA Energy Conservation through Energy Storage (ECES TCP)

The aim of Energy Conservation through Energy Storage (ECES) is to enable integrated research, development, implementation and integration of energy storage technologies in order to optimise the energy efficiency of all types of energy systems and to promote the use of renewable energy sources instead of fossil fuels.

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IEA Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E)

4E TCP promotes energy efficient end use equipment. It focuses on electric motor systems, electric household products, lighting, electronic devices and networks as well as power electronic conversion.

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IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme (EBC TCP)

The Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme by the IEA enables collaborative research and development projects. Thematically, it focuses on integrating energy efficient and sustainable technologies in buildings and communities.

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IEA Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT)

The IEA Heat Pump Technologies programme develops and disseminates objective and balanced information on heat pumps, refrigeration technologies and air conditioning with the aim of exploiting the environmentally relevant and energetic potential of these technologies. This programme includes joint research projects, workshops, conferences and an information service (IEA Heat Pump Centre).

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IEA HPP Annex 33: Compact heat exchangers for heat pumping equipment

International cooperation aiming at widening the use of compact heat exchangers in heat pumping equipment. The goal of this project is to identify compact heat exchangers, either existing or under development, that may be applied in heat pumping equipment such as compression or absorption heat pumps.

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IEA HPP Annex 47: Heat Pumps in District Heating and Cooling Systems

A significant use of alternative heat sources with the help of district heating and cooling networks is a major challenge for a sustainable energy supply. In times of increasing shares of fluctuating producers such as PV and wind energy, the relevance of heat pumps increases. Within the framework of the IEA HPT Annex 47, potentials and barriers for the integration of heat pumps in DHC networks were analyzed.

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IEA HPP Annex 50: Heat pumps in Multi-Family Houses

The project aims at showing the potential of heat pumps for the energy supply of multi-family houses and providing a contribution to the elimination of market barriers. Concepts and innovative technological options of heat pumps will be analyzed making use of simulation and experiments. The results will be disseminated in international expert meetings and amongst national stakeholders.

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IEA HPT Annex 43: Fuel Driven Sorption Heat Pumps

The project aimed at investigating the performance and market potential of gas-fired absorption heat pumps (AHPs) in domestic and small commercial or industrial buildings or applications. Selected processes were simulated for various types of buildings in order to calculate the energetic, ecological and economical potential of this technology. The results were compared with monitoring data of a gas-fired AHP system. In addition, a market survey including market barriers for gas-fired AHPs in Austria was conducted and a list of market supporting measures was compiled.